Review - Light in Dark Places

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  A Light in Dark Places In December, 2009, Susan Cox Powell was reported missing from her home in West Valley City, Utah. As law enforcement tried to piece together what had happened to Susan, her husband, Josh Powell, became the only person of interest in the case. For Jennifer Graves, Josh’s sister, the nightmare started long before Susan’s disappearance. From her experiences growing up in the Powell family to the terrifying moment when she first started to believe her brother was a killer, she relied on her faith to stay strong. She devoted herself to the safety of Susan’s boys, Charlie and Braden, whom she hoped to be able to raise as her own. When the boys were murdered by their father in February, 2012, Jennifer was more than devastated, but she had to believe there was a reason for it all—including the deaths of her beloved nephews. In A Light In Dark Places, Jennifer shares her struggles and her triumphs. In coming to terms with such tragedy she finally was able to embrace the truth that we all have the power to choose our own path—and there is always hope, no matter how dark things may seem.

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I was definitely curious about this book. I watched the events of this case as they unfolded on the news and felt sick. Here was another likely wife-killer like Mark Hacking and Scott Peterson. Only this time, he had custody of his two cute little boys.

It was so interesting to read what was going on behind the news stories. My heart ached for the author, who had lost a sister-in-law and friend, had a brother she cared about that she knew in her heart was a killer and had two nephews who she adored that she had to worry about. I hadn't known that they were planning for the boys to come live with them. What a loss!

This book was interesting, disturbing, heartbreaking. Surprisingly, it was also very hopeful and comforting. With so much evil in the world, it was nice to read about someone who had a clear perspective and courage to be outspoken and to act on her convictions. I was impressed with Jennifer Graves and her husband.

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